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The Kite Runner

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A Swirl of Emotions

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Highlight the portions of the text from chapter 13 that demonstrate Hosseini’s use of personification to describe Amir’s longing to be a father:

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Sometimes, Soraya sleeping next to me, I lay in bed and listened to the screen door swinging open and shut with the breeze, to the crickets chirping in the yard. And I could almost feel the emptiness in Soraya’s womb, like it was a living, breathing thing. It had seeped into our marriage, that emptiness, into our laughs, and our lovemaking. And late at night, in the darkness of our room, I’d feel it rising from Soraya and settling between us. Sleeping between us. Sleeping between us. Like a newborn child.